27 September 2012

The State of Science and Technology in Canada

The Council of Canadian Academies today released the assessment of Canadian S&T. The news is quite good, with Canada performing very well in many areas, in particular Clinical Medicine, Historical Studies, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Visual and Performing Arts. There are many aspects of Canada's S&T enterprise that contribute to this excellence, notably our world leading tertiary education attainment levels.

Of particular note is the appearance of colleges and Polytechnics in this assessment (see pages 114-115). There are some good metrics of applied research outcomes, tracked very effectively by Polytechnics Canada, that the college and Polytechnic community would do well to bolster over the coming years as we continue to support business innovation through applied research.

See the following link for the complete report:

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